The local news division of ABC, WATE-TV, reported in their online edition that inspectors made an unannounced inspection and Knox County restaurants passed these health inspections with flying colors. Results are favorable throughout the county with the top 12 getting scores within the range of 97-100.
One important element in the grading of the restaurants is the absence of problems in the plumbing system. This is essential because these establishments are making heavy use of the kitchen. Also, the staff and customers must be able to use a clean bathroom. Plumbing problems in these areas can cause inefficiency and sanitary issues that can compromise the cleanliness and food safety of the restaurant.